I love visits to the park this time of year.
Mar 16, 2011
Mar 13, 2011
A garden is a work in progress, forever changing and, as a managed landscape, it needs routine upkeep and inputs. In the Panhandle, one of the inputs that we routinely bring in is healthy soil, so on this March work day, that's just what we did in the park's largest grove of redwoods, located just east of the McKinley monument. We last spread new soil in these redwoods at a community workday in January 2010.
Volunteers also worked to clean up the playground, and to bury cardboard - i.e., sheet mulching an area just outside the fence, so that we can have a bed that will be ready to plant into this spring.
Workers in that area also scooped up weeds and tossed them into wheelbarrows. Yeah!
Thanks to SF Rec and Park workers for organizing the work, and to our partners, the San Francisco Day School and Asian American Recovery Services, for bringing out volunteers and working so hard.